Kinesis Healthcare

Meet the Doctors

The wellness team at Kinesis Healthcare includes Dr. David Renner, Dr. Margarite Melikian, and Dr. Tricia Burns.  
Dr. Renner and Dr. Melikian founded Kinesis Healthcare in 2010.  They met while studying and teaching karate with the Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs and have been happily married since 2005.  They are proud to welcome their friend and newest team member, Dr. Tricia Burns.  

Margarite Melikian, DC, MSAc 

    Dr. Melikian's  passion for alternative medicine stems from her own experience.  As a teenager, she injured her knee and endured severe, unrelenting knee pain and swelling for years.  Physical therapy did not help, and she was told she would need knee surgery at just sixteen years of age.  Desperate, her family turned to an acupuncturist and recovered completely in just three treatments.  Acupuncture saved her from knee surgery.

    This experience inspired her to help others avoid unnecessary suffering, drugs, and surgery.  Her mission is to help educate her community about natural solutions for lasting health & wellness.

    Dr. Melikian earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic medicine and her Masters in Acupuncture with Cum Laude honors from the National University of Health Sciences. She is certified in Professional Applied Kinesiology (PAK) and has attended over 450 hours of post-doctoral education in PAK and internal medicine. She has been in practice since 2008 and is focusing on women's health.
    Dr. Melikian has studied karate with the Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs (ISKC) and holds the rank of Ni Dan (2nd degree black belt).  The highlights of her competitive career include a national title in 2001 and training with the USA team at Lake Placid Olympic Training Center.  Although she is no longer teaching, this is still a large part of her life, and she continues to volunteer at local karate tournaments.

David Renner, DC, DIBAK

    Dr. Renner believes in making the world a better place by helping one person at a time.  His mission is to help people live healthy, pain-free lives.  

    Dr. Renner has been in practice since 2006 and enjoys serving as physician for the USA Shotokan Karate Team.  Being the team  doctor allows him to combine his two passions and lifelong pursuits: holistic medicine and karate.  Treating the former world-champion before his debut in 2009 is especially memorable for him.

    He earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic medicine from the prestigious National University of Health Sciences and has a Diplomate degree in Professional Applied Kinesiology (PAK), with over 500 hours of post-doctoral training in this field.  

        His love of martial arts began when he was only eight years old.  He is a San Dan (3rd degree black belt) and has been studying and teaching karate with the Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs (ISKC) for over 25 years.  His competitive career includes the distinctions of being a two-time national champion. 

At present, he continues to teach karate part-time at the Saint Charles and Park Ridge park districts.  He is a nationally ranked referee with the USA-NKF. He is also an executive board member of ISKC's booster club, which raises over $90,000 per year in charity donations for such causes as cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Tricia Burns, DC

     Dr. Burns has been interested holistic alternative medicine her entire life. She grew up watching her mother, a naturopath, teaching health education classes and working in the clinic, and was able to experience the power of alternative medicine first-hand when her mother was able to wean her off of her thyroid medicine using whole food supplements. After being treated by a chiropractor specializing in Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Burns knew that she wanted to focus her career on healing patients using these techniques.

     Dr. Burns is committed to helping her patients achieve true healing by treating the structural, emotional, and chemical needs of her patients through Applied Kinesiology and whole food nutrition.

     Dr. Burns received her B.A. in Biology from Concordia University, Irvine in 2009, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After her undergraduate work, Dr. Burns attended National University of Health Sciences where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2013. In addition to her doctorate in chiropractic medicine, Dr. Burns is also certified in Professional Applied Kinesiology (PAK).  Dr. Burns is currently completing coursework to obtain her Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. 

In her free time, Dr. Burns enjoys spending time with her husband and their Golden Retriever and two cats.  She enjoys trail running, biking, golfing, and spending time outdoors.

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